coals to Newcastle

coals to Newcastle something supplied to a place where it is already plentiful.
Main Entry: coal

English terms dictionary. 2015.

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  • coals to newcastle — (UK) Taking, bringing, or carrying coals to Newcastle is doing something that is completely unnecessary …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • coals to Newcastle — noun A pointless venture, in the sense of sending something to a place where its made, or where they already have an abundance. No more coals to Newcastle, no more Hoares to Paris …   Wiktionary

  • coals to Newcastle — (UK)    Taking, bringing, or carrying coals to Newcastle is doing something that is completely unnecessary.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • coals to Newcastle — bring something of which there is plenty Bringing extra food to the farmer s picnic was like bringing coals to Newcastle …   Idioms and examples

  • Coals to Newcastle —   (UK)   Taking, bringing, or carrying coals to Newcastle is doing something that is completely unnnecessary …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • coals to Newcastle — something brought unnecessarily to an area where the thing is already plentiful (such as taking ice to Antarctica) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coals to Newcastle — something supplied to a place where it is already plentiful. → coal …   English new terms dictionary

  • coals to Newcastle — something brought or sent to a place where it is already plentiful …   Useful english dictionary

  • coals to newcastle (to bring) —  Not needed; to do something unnecessary. Newcastle is a seaport in the coal producing region of Great Britain …   American business jargon

  • Carry coals to Newcastle — Newcastle New cast le, prop. n. A town in England. [PJC] {Carry coals to Newcastle} to do something utterly superfluous; to do something useless or wasteful; from the nearness of Newcastle to the coal mining district. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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